Semester fee  

Semesterbeitrag (semester fee)

Under current legal regulations, every student must pay contributions to the student body (currently 8.00 EUR) and the Studentenwerk Leipzig (Leipzig Student Services) (currently 185,50 EUR) - meaning a current total of 193,50 EUR every semester. Students who have withdrawn from the student body do not pay the contribution to the student body.

Newly enrolled students also pay a one-off deposit of 10.00 EUR for the machine-readable student card (UniCard). With your enrolment documents, you will be given a payment form specially prepared for you (please do not pay beforehand).
The university administration has a legal obligation to collect this semester fee from students and to forward it free of charge to the StudentInnenrat (student council) and the Studentenwerk Leipzig (Leipzig Student Services) for statutory use. If you have any questions about the use of these funds, please contact the two institutions directly.

A basic amount to cover the semester ticket is included in the semester fee for Leipzig Student Services which all students pay.

The basic amount for the LVB entitles students to use certain services in the tariff area of the Leipzig public transport services between 7.00 pm and 5.00 am. All-day travel is included for the weekend.

Payment of the basic amount is shown on the UniCard for a semester at a time.

You have the option of paying your semester fee using the self-service functions on the internet. To use this paying method, please make sure that you have issued a SEPA-mandate to Leipzig University. In the self-service funcitons portal you click the function Bezahlen und Rückmelden (payment and re-enrolment), then you will be given information about the semester fee you have to pay. You can then place an order for a one-off direct debit for this amount. By entering your TAN, you approve the terms of the direct debit procedure. Please note that you must be the holder of the account or entitled to sign for the stated account. If the direct debit is returned or you enter your account details incorrectly, the Studentenwerk Leipzig (Leipzig Student Services) will charge a processing fee of 10.00 EUR in every case.
If you cannot use any of the above facilities, please pay the semester fee to

Sparkasse Leipzig
IBAN: DE 91860555921100156760

Always enter your Matrikelnummer (enrolment number), your full name, and the semester (WS for winter semester/SS for summer semester) into the section Verwendungszweck (purpose of use).

Paying the semester fee by using the SEPA direct debit scheme

From 01.01.2014 onward the SEPA direct debit scheme comes into effect at Leipzig University. This means that students need to give Leipzig University a pre-authorisation ("mandate") before transferring the semester fee via debit credit.

For issuing the mandate please use the form provided at the self-service funtions portal.

It is necessary that you state your bank account's IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and BIC (Business Identifier Code). Please print the form, sign it and hand it in to the International Centre via regular mail or in person during the office hours. You may also leave it in the International Centre's postbox (entrance area at Goethestraße 6, 04109 Leipzig).

Once your mandate has been registered at the International Centre you can use SEPA direct credit transfer for paying the semester fee.

Please note: 

  • You only need to issue tha mandate once. Your data will be saved for payments in the following semesters. A new mandate is obligatory if your bank account details should change.
  • The mandate can only be issued by the student wishing to pay the semester fee. Currently it is not possible to use the SEPA direct credit transfer scheme for bank accounts belonging to third persons (e.g. parents).
  • In addition to issuing the mandate you need to pay the semester fee in order to be registered for the following semester.

Withdrawal from the student body

According to the Sächsische Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz (§ 24, p.p. 3, sentence 1), students may withdraw from the student body. If you wish to do so, please hand in the following form to the International Centre before paying the semester fee:

Application for withdrawing from the student body

What are the consequences of withdrawing from the student body?

In case you have specific questions concerning the withdrawal feel free to contact Martina Otto during her regular office hours.

last update: 07.07.2014 
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International Centre
(international students)
Martina Otto
Contact | Office hours

Student Office
(German students)
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32058
Fax: +49 341 97-32059